Robert De Niro Didn't Mean to Not Pay $6.4 Million in Taxes—the IRS Just Mixed Up His Address!

Robert De Niro, Tribeca Film Festival Jemal Countess/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
The IRS just couldn't keep up with Robert De Niro.
In response to a report that the Oscar-winning actor had been hit with a $6.4 million tax lien, De Niro's rep assured that the outstanding government tab was just the result of the Internal Revenue Service sending paperwork to the wrong address.

"IRS notifications of taxes due had been sent to an old address, currently an unoccupied commercial building," the rep said in a statement obtained by E! News Friday. "Once Mr. De Niro learned of this tax delinquency, he had a check for the full amount hand-delivered to their office yesterday."
And how did De Niro learn that he still owed Uncle Sam big bucks?
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He saw the media reports about it, of course.

According to the notice filed Feb. 3 with the New York City Department of Finance and obtained by the Smoking Gun, De Niro's debt stemmed from the 1040 he filed for his 2013 income taxes and was lodged three months ago. The wrong address in question was a Tribeca condominium building that De Niro and his real estate partners developed.

And there shouldn't be a hole in his wallet for long—the Silver Linings Playbook star, who also recently appeared on the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special, has no less than six films in the pipeline through 2016.